These thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are everything I have ever wanted in an oatmeal raisin cookie – subtly sweet, oh-so-chewy with crispy buttery edges, and soft gooey oatmeal goodness at the center. You are going to love this recipe!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are my kryptonite … in a good way. But also a very very bad way, because once I bake, I can’t stop eating them. I mean, really, they’re even justifiable as a breakfast item. And you know, they’re also like a health food, because there are oats and raisins … healthy. (Okayyyy, maybe not so much, but a cookie-obsessed girl can dream!)
The trouble is, most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that I have tried (ahem, I’m looking at you, Quaker Oats recipe) are just too darned sweet. They often combine white and brown sugar, and it’s always in heaping amounts. Well, when I’m trying to eat oatmeal raisin cookies like a health food (🤣), all that sugar is a tad counter-productive (and if you can imagine such a thing … too sweet-tasting.)
Enter these thick + chewy lower sugar oatmeal raisin cookies. This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is basically my solution to too-sweet oatmeal cookies.
These thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are everything I’ve ever wanted in an oatmeal raisin cookie – subtly sweet, oh-so-chewy with crispy buttery edges, and soft gooey oatmeal goodness at the center. Cutting down on the sugar DOES NOT effect their deliciousness. And I’m kind of feeling like a miracle worker right about now.
Obviously, they’re still cookies. And if you’re trying not to eat things like sugar and butter at all, these aren’t the cookies for you. Buuuuut, if you love a good cookie, and are hoping to cut down a bit on the sugar in your cookies, this recipe is a great step in the right direction!
Also, sugar talk aside, they are just a fantastic recipe for thick and chew oatmeal raisin cookies. So make them. They’re a serious treat.
THICK + CHEWY OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
This recipe for thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies is actually a half recipe and makes about two dozen cookies. Double this recipe for four dozen cookies, and so on.
The ingredients you’ll need for your oatmeal raisin cookies:
light brown sugar
raisins (or chocolate chips)
A few notes on these oatmeal raisin cookies:
You’ll start the cookie batter by creaming together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, you are going to whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together and then stir this dry mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. After that, you’ll stir in the oats, raisins and walnuts, if using them.
At this point you can either chill the dough for a bit in the fridge and then scoop it, or scoop the cookies onto a sheet and then chill the whole tray before baking them. You can also bake them right away, but they end up slightly less thick. I think the secret to denser, chewy oatmeal cookies is to refrigerate first. 😉
These cookies bake at 350°F (175°C) on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You’ll want to bake them for 10 to 12 minutes (your baking time will vary depending on your oven and how cold the cookies were going in — I refrigerated the dough for a couple of hours before baking, and they needed just shy of 12 minutes), taking them out when golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top.
Be sure to allow your hot-out-of-the-oven cookies to sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.
Fair warning: These aren’t the prettiest cookies on the block, but they’re delicious, and serious crowd-pleasers. And you will want to eat them by the handful.
These thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are subtly sweet, oh-so-chewy with crispy buttery edges, plus a soft gooey oatmeal goodness at the center. You are going to love this recipe! Recipe Adapted via Smitten Kitchen
Thick + Chewy Lower Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are subtly sweet, oh-so-chewy with crispy buttery edges, plus a soft gooey oatmeal goodness at the center. You are going to love this recipe!
Recipe Adapted via Smitten Kitchen
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